Clay leaf dishes are a project that you can do anytime throughout the year. Just go head out to the garden and look for unique shapes of leaf to preserve. Then it is just a matter of using clay to mold them and even paint them to decorate it more. Choosing leaf that are still supple, because dry leaf may crack and break before you get a good mold from them.
Oak and maple are has interesting shape to make a bowl with deeply grooved edges, making them interesting yet impractical for holding much. Hydrangea leaf also perfect to make bowl shape and you can ruffle the edges for a bit more decoration. And long leaf makes an interesting ring holder. See these 36 creative DIY dishes made from clay leaves and start your own project sooner.